“What do you get when you combine a killer Chinese buffet with enough
mouthwatering items to make even the pickiest eater swoon, a great group of people,
and an open bar?” asks Anne C. In
summary, an amazing evening celebrating the Year of the Snake with Hartford’s
On Thursday night, 60 yelpers and guests visited Saigon Kitchen for an unforgettable preview of restaurant specialties washed down with Blue Moon beer, Crispin Cider, and exquisite teas from The Green Teahouse.
The fresh, homemade Chinese cuisine stole the show with a full spread of
everything from crispy crab rangoon, pork gyoza, and spring rolls to veggie lo
mein, fried rice and Dan R’s top picks, “sesame tofu, hot and spicy chicken,
peanut chicken, and a zippy, refreshing carrot celery slaw.”
Anne C admits “I had been hard pressed to find a dumpling in the Hartford area that has more meat than dough, but after last night I think my quest has ended!” And, much to Ila S’s “amazement, the tofu was my favorite food of the night."
As if the endless array of tasty dishes wasn’t enough, The Green
Teahouse was on hand with lovely tea samples to educate the group about Chinese tea ceremonies hosted at the store. Madeleine L “loved both the
traditional oolong and the caramel rooibos sweetened with honey.”
appreciated the event’s “wonderful
hosting. Staff and owners were mingling with us and checking in to see how we
liked everything and it was great to get to talk to all of them.” Family owned
since 1985, it's quite the Hartford institution!
Thanks to Saigon Kitchen for graciously hosting this event, and to The
Green Teahouse, Blue Moon and Crispin Cider for participating! Don’t forget to
read all the rave reviews and drool over Nick Caito's event photos on Flickr.
Til next time,
Emily C (plus photographer Nick C and the Saigon Kitchen family!)
Yelp Community Manager – Hartford
oh, and P.S.